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NXT RETRO WORKRATE REPORT (April 24, 2013)

NXT RETRO WORKRATE REPORT – APRIL 24, 2013 (by PHIL RIPPA) This is the NXT “Clash of the Champions”.  For some reason I am little sad about them doing this gimmick but we shall see. Maybe because I know Ric Flair won’t be in the main event. WHAT WORKED US TITLE MATCH – Antonio Cesaro […]

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NXT RETRO WORKRATE REPORT (April 17, 2013)

NXT RETRO WORKRATE REPORT – APRIL 17, 2013 (by PHIL RIPPA) WHAT WORKED Look at that – Justin Gabriel vs. Leo Kruger… again. I guess since Mania is over, they can get back to all the random feuds that were happening. I am at the point where they space out these matches far enough that […]

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NXT RETRO WORKRATE REPORT (April 10, 2013)

NXT RETRO WORKRATE REPORT – APRIL 10, 2013 (by PHIL RIPPA) So fucking behind. I had planned on cranking a few of these out during the Winter Break but I broke the W key off my laptop and I wasn’t trying to write one on my iPad so I delayed and delayed. I mean doing […]

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NXT RETRO WORKRATE REPORT (April 3, 2013)

NXT RETRO WORKRATE REPORT – APRIL 3, 2013 (by PHIL RIPPA) Into April! Only Eight Months Behind! WHAT WORKED Poor poor crippled Oliver Gray. Replaced by Bo Dallas. Why they haven’t stripped them of the tag belts yet is beyond me. Anyway – it’s Dallas/Adrian Neville vs. The Wyatts. I have already mentioned how much […]

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NXT RETRO WORKRATE REPORT (March 28, 2013)

NXT RETRO WORKRATE REPORT – MARCH 28, 2013 (by PHIL RIPPA) Yeah… yet again reminded why I really need to write these things as I am watching them. Especially this episode, now I gotta remember what happened. Stupid Road to Wrestlemania. WHAT WORKED Why isn’t Howard Finkel doing the ring intros full time? If you […]

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NXT RETRO WORKRATE REPORT (March 20, 2013)

NXT RETRO WORKRATE REPORT – MARCH 20, 2013 (by PHIL RIPPA) In the full disclosure department – this is the one episode of NXT that I have watched before. Way back when, when I was rummaging around Hulu, I randomly decided to watch NXT and I picked this episode because the screen cap was nothing […]

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NXT RETRO WORKRATE REPORT (March 13, 2013)

NXT RETRO WORKRATE REPORT – MARCH 13, 2013 (by PHIL RIPPA) WHAT WORKED Kassius Ohno vs. Derrick Bateman opens the show. I won’t complain though I am really not sad that Bateman is now on Impact where it is so easy for me to ignore him. And God Bless – his punches were definitely destined […]

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NXT RETRO WORKRATE REPORT (March 6, 2013)

NXT RETRO WORKRATE REPORT – MARCH 6, 2013 (by PHIL RIPPA) WHAT WORKED Show opens with Dusty Rhodes ON THE STICK~! Since it is just Dusty by himself this week – I will give him a pass on booking the same triple threat match from last week. But hey – Dusty is paying out of […]

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NXT RETRO WORKRATE REPORT (February 27, 2013)

NXT RETRO WORKRATE REPORT – February 27, 2013 (by PHIL RIPPA) WHAT WORKED We are wasting no time in having the Justin Gabriel/Leo Kruger matchup teased last week. WHEN SOUTH AFRICANS COLLIDE!!!! I have no issues with Gabriel… well at least with his wrestling. I still have a problem with his stupid hair and tiny […]

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NXT RETRO WORKRATE REPORT (February 20, 2013)

NXT RETRO WORKRATE REPORT – February 20, 2013 (by PHIL RIPPA) WHAT WORKED Tatsu being a jobber in NXT shouldn’t make me laugh as much as it does. This week he is crushed by Bray Wyatt. Wyatt also wears an apron down to the ring. This was 60 seconds of fun. I am a simple […]